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Kenneth Meaning


What does Kenneth mean?

The name Kenneth is of Irish origin.

The meaning of Kenneth is "handsome, fire born".

It is also of English origin, where its meaning is "both comely, finely made and born of fire".

Kenneth is generally used as a boy's name.

It consists of 7 letters and 2 syllables and is pronounced Ke-nneth.

The Given Name Kenneth

Kenneth is a form of Cinead. See Cinead for further details.

Kenneth is a great choice for parents looking for a more popular name.

A wonderfully classic name.

Solidly popular, this one is a keeper.

Kenneth falls into the easy nickname name category.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Kenneth Arrow, Kenneth Branagh, and Kenneth G. Wilson.

Kenneth Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 226 in baby name popularity for boys with 1,655 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 218 in baby name popularity for boys with 1,759 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

Want to see how Kenneth sizes up? How it compares to some other names? Then check out the Kenneth Name Popularity Page.

Kenneth Related Names

Kenneth is a form of Cinead.

Variants of the name Kenneth include Kenith, Kennith.

The names Kenina, Kenna, Kennet are all forms of Kenneth.

Kenneth has the diminutive (nickname) Kenny.

Famous Kenneths

  • Kenneth Arrow ~ Nobel Prize for Economics 1972
  • Kenneth Branagh ~ Actor
  • Kenneth G. Wilson ~ Nobel Prize for Physics 1982
  • Kenneth Grahame ~ Writer

Kenneth Numerology

What will your new littleKenneth be like?

It may all be in the numbers.

The numbers that make up your child's name.

Numerology may give you some insight.

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Kenneth Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Kenneth in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Kenneth.

Just for fun, see the name Kenneth in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Kenneth in Nautical Flags page.